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Immortality choice, is it heaven/hell? What would you do?

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posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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To answer your question though, I really don't see a problem with immortality as long as you can end it anytime you want.

But if the virus made you indestructable, by improving the immune system and healing potential exponentially, I believe that would possibly create a Hell on earth.

Is that what happens in the book?




posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by DAZ21
To answer your question though, I really don't see a problem with immortality as long as you can end it anytime you want.

But if the virus made you indestructable, by improving the immune system and healing potential exponentially, I believe that would possibly create a Hell on earth.

Is that what happens in the book?
supposedly. Though not to the point where they'd survive serious harm. Still foggy on it since the good guys are winning and I haven't finished the book yet!

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posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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No thanks..I didn't have to think hard about it at all. I think that living for an eternity would be heart breaking and way too much work emotionally. Sure there are advantages but they can't outweigh the pain.

I would rather work with what I have and try to make it great while it lasts.Would an immortal be able to cope with the accumulated memories through the centuries? I think it would be mentally too exhausting..peace,sugarcookie1



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by AzureSky
immortal wife too?


Immortal mother-in-law?
Nooooooooooo...


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If that happened, maybe they would come up with some kind of law, like sterilizing everybody or something...maybe from time to time they'd trigger some event to reduce the population, or maybe as years went by, technology would reach a level where we'd be able to launch several ships with massive population to colonize other planets and spread the immortal human race like a virus throughout the universe.

Personally, I'd be very tempted, but wouldn't like to be immortal. Living some hundred thousand years would be enough for me, I guess. The problem with immortality, some say, is that you'd eventually do something stupid and trap yourself for all eternity.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Sounds good,
I'll have to give it a read sometime.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Here's a question for you....
(And obviously with this question I make a few assumptions e.g that reincarnation is real and that enlightenment is the end goal of humanity)

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Would you rather live forever until enlightenment in the same body (maybe with eternal youth) and the same consciousness evolving through time

or

Would you rather live forever through a multiple different bodies and a consciousness that forgets its prior existence with each new rebirth?



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